Oh, what I wish some of you hardcore coders would do!
Hi, whomever you are, this message is for you. Maybe you're working a 9-5 with a corporate tie; perhaps you're remote or freelance, but still itching to roll your own project, make your own life. Here's the deal: you can and should do it!
There's never been a greater time to be alive than right now, warts and all. I think there is a moment in everyone's journey where what we are passionate about and really good at lines up with being able to generate revenue from those passions and talents. Life is always more important than work, but if you are pursuing what you love, it really isn't work...it really isn't a choice, is it? If you are spending time pursuing ideas, goals, etc. that you don't love, well, beyond getting some practice, you really aren't making good use of your time. Time is finite. It will run out and it is a more precious commodity than money ever will be. Your time is worth something and when you multiply it by the value that you bring to the table, the horizon expands exponentially!
Surround yourself with encouragement and support. If it's just IH, that's better than nothing at all. Take stock of what matters to you. What really matters to you. That's the fire inside. Don't be scared of failure....you're going to fail. You have to fail and then, to paraphrase, "fail better". Is the path uncertain? Sure, it is. Here's a tip: every path is uncertain. Don't be afraid of uncertainty; use it to your advantage. Leverage the lack of fear bolstered by your self-confidence to forge your own path in this life, whether it's business or personal.
Go all in. 👍